Victory for Sylvanas!

Fan art image of Sylvanas Windrunner

Lady Sylvanas Windrunner. Queen of the Forsaken. Former Ranger-General of Silvermoon and Defender of Quel’Thalas. Horde.

When I was a teen, I was fascinated by Medea, as Euripides characterized her. Revenge! Betrayal! Ok, there was murder most foul, too. But the white-hot rage of a shunned, underestimated woman capable of great power, heart, love, and loyalty was the real draw for me.

This explains why I am drawn to Sylvanas Windrunner as well. (And to Sarah Kerrigan, but she’s from a different Blizzard game.)

Tragedy fuels her determination. The dark inevitability of her demise does not stop her from achieving. Sure, her goals are to destroy, conquer, and terrorize but that’s not the point. The point is this–Sylvanas’ circumstances do not limit her. They set her free.

There’s more of course (Grief! Regret! Atonement!), and Sylvanas’ story continues.

Know Your Lore: Current Horde Politics–The Forsaken

Know Your Lore: Sylvanas Windrunner, part 1

Know Your Lore: Sylvanas Windrunner, part 2

WoWWiki: Sylvanas Windrunner

Wowpedia: Sylvanas Windrunner

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